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Guide to Voice and Video over IP

For Fixed and Mobile Networks

  • Provides illustrative worked examples, end-of-chapter problems, and step-by-step case studies with challenging hands-on exercises

  • Introduces the fundamental techniques and key concepts in voice/video over IP for voice/video calls over fixed and mobile IP networks

  • Presents detailed practical solutions for VoIP and mobile VoIP using the latest open source tools and packages

Textbook

Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Lingfen Sun, Is-Haka Mkwawa, Emmanuel Jammeh, Emmanuel Ifeachor
    Pages 1-15
  3. Lingfen Sun, Is-Haka Mkwawa, Emmanuel Jammeh, Emmanuel Ifeachor
    Pages 17-51
  4. Lingfen Sun, Is-Haka Mkwawa, Emmanuel Jammeh, Emmanuel Ifeachor
    Pages 53-72
  5. Lingfen Sun, Is-Haka Mkwawa, Emmanuel Jammeh, Emmanuel Ifeachor
    Pages 73-100
  6. Lingfen Sun, Is-Haka Mkwawa, Emmanuel Jammeh, Emmanuel Ifeachor
    Pages 101-122
  7. Lingfen Sun, Is-Haka Mkwawa, Emmanuel Jammeh, Emmanuel Ifeachor
    Pages 123-162
  8. Lingfen Sun, Is-Haka Mkwawa, Emmanuel Jammeh, Emmanuel Ifeachor
    Pages 163-192
  9. Lingfen Sun, Is-Haka Mkwawa, Emmanuel Jammeh, Emmanuel Ifeachor
    Pages 193-213
  10. Lingfen Sun, Is-Haka Mkwawa, Emmanuel Jammeh, Emmanuel Ifeachor
    Pages 215-235
  11. Lingfen Sun, Is-Haka Mkwawa, Emmanuel Jammeh, Emmanuel Ifeachor
    Pages 237-264
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 265-269

About this book

Introduction

Since the release of the first internet phone in 1995, the use of voice over internet protocol (VoIP) has grown exponentially, so that today it is an established and popular technology for real-time communications in both business and daily life.

This Guide to Voice and Video over IP introduces the fundamental techniques underpinning the huge success and global penetration of VoIP. After highlighting the benefits and growing importance of VoIP, the text presents a review of the latest advances in speech and video compression, computer networking protocols, the assessment and monitoring of VoIP quality, and next generation network architectures for multimedia services. Numerous practical examples, complete with real trace data, illustrate and explain the concepts. The book also concludes with three case studies, each presenting easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions together with challenging hands-on exercises.

Topics and features:

  • Provides illustrative worked examples and end-of-chapter problems, enabling readers to check their understanding and stretch their knowledge
  • Examines speech and video compression techniques, together with speech and video compression standards
  • Describes the media transport protocols RTP and RTCP, as well as the VoIP signalling protocols SIP and SDP
  • Discusses the concepts of VoIP quality of service and quality of experience
  • Reviews next-generation networks based on the IP multimedia subsystem and mobile VoIP
  • Presents case studies on building a VoIP system based on Asterisk, setting up a mobile VoIP system based on Open IMS and Android mobile, and analysing VoIP protocols and quality

This teaching lab and classroom-tested textbook/guide is ideal for final-year undergraduate and first-year postgraduate courses in computer science and electronic engineering. Engineers in industry, and others with a general interest in VoIP, will also find this an invaluable practical reference.

Dr. Lingfen Sun is Associate Professor (Reader) in Multimedia Communications and Networks at the School of Computing and Mathematics, University of Plymouth, UK. Dr. Emmanuel C. Ifeachor is Professor of Intelligent Electronic Systems and Head of the Signal Processing and Multimedia Communication research group at the University of Plymouth. Dr. Is-Haka Mkwawa and Dr. Emmanuel Jammeh are Research Fellows at the same institution.

Keywords

QoE RTP/RTCP SDP SIP VoIP

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computing and MathematicsUniversity of PlymouthPlymouthUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.School of Computing and MathematicsUniversity of PlymouthPlymouthUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.School of Computing and MathematicsUniversity of PlymouthPlymouthUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.School of Computing and MathematicsUniversity of PlymouthPlymouthUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Guide to Voice and Video over IP
  • Book Subtitle For Fixed and Mobile Networks
  • Authors Lingfen Sun
    Is-Haka Mkwawa
    Emmanuel Jammeh
    Emmanuel Ifeachor
  • Series Title Computer Communications and Networks
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-4905-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4471-4904-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-5843-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4471-4905-7
  • Series ISSN 1617-7975
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 272
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Computer Communication Networks
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Reviews

From the reviews:

“This book guides readers through the technologies and applications of voice and video over Internet protocol (VoIP). It is a comprehensive work based on the teaching and research experiences of the authors, and an excellent resource for understanding and practicing key techniques and tools for VoIP. … This book could serve as a textbook for students or a reference for practitioners.” (Hari Vishwakarma, Computing Reviews, July, 2013)